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Best Breakfast Los Angeles (LA)


Start your day off right by enjoying "the most important meal of the day" at one of these restaurants in Los Angeles that serve up the best breakfast.

Westside
Beverly Hills/Hollywood/Midtown

Santa Monica/Malibu
Downtown/Silver Lake
San Fernando Valley
San Gabriel Valley/Pasadena

South Bay
Inland Empire


 

WESTSIDE

John O'Groats Coffee Shop
Quick Bite
10516 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Menu
Named for a tiny Scottish town, this Rancho Park café is locally known for its breakfast and lunch options. More...

Lemon Moon Breakfast
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Lemon Moon, Los Angeles, CA Westside Media Center
12200 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Menu
Two popular Westside chefs team up to create an appealing casual menu big on salads, sandwiches, grill items and breakfast specials. More...

Rancho Park Gardens Diner
12/20
Dining Room at Rancho Park Gardens, Los Angeles, CA Rancho Park Golf Course
10460 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Menu
An old-school diner at the Rancho Park Golf Course. More...

Tavern American
14/20
Dining Room at Tavern, Los Angeles, CA 11648 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Menu | Video
A sophisticated clientele enjoys American cuisine at this Westside outpost of Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne (Lucques, a.o.c.). More...

BEVERLY HILLS/HOLLYWOOD/MIDTOWN

The Abbey Food & Bar California
13/20
Dining Room at The Abbey Food & Bar, West Hollywood, CA 692 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu
There is never a dull moment at The Abbey between its happy clientele, variety of cocktails, and the tasty food. More...

BLD American
13/20
Dining Room at BLD, Los Angeles, CA 7450 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Menu
Stylish yet laid-back spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner (BLD). More...

Blu Jam Café Contemporary
13/20
Dining Room at Blu Jam Café, Los Angeles, CA 7371 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Menu
Breakfast all day, plus eclectic, global dishes on Melrose Avenue. More...

Cecconi's Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Cecconi 8764 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu | Photo
Cecconi's attracts a very trendy crowd with its classic setting and comforting and authentic Italian fare. More...

Delphine Mediterranean
13/20
Dining Room at Delphine, Los Angeles, CA W Hollywood Hotel & Residences
6250 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Menu
An American take on the French brasserie at the W Hollywood Hotel. More...

Du-par's Restaurant Coffee Shop
12/20
Farmers Market
6333 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Menu
Hot cakes, fresh-baked pies and a 24-hour all-American menu at the Farmers Market. More...

The Farm of Beverly Hills American
12/20
439 N. Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Menu
This popular Beverly Hills spot features a casual farmhouse décor and a terrific sidewalk café. More...

54Twenty American
13/20
Dixie Hollywood Hotel
5420 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

The quintessential diner reinvented in Hollywood. More...

The Griddle Cafe American
11/20
Dining Room at The Griddle Cafe, Los Angeles, CA 7916 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Menu
Unless you're an early bird, prepare for a lengthy wait at this funky breakfast spot. More...

Hugo's Healthy
13/20
8401 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu
This Hollywood industry haunt dishes up hearty breakfasts and healthy dishes. More...

Joan's on Third American
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Joan 8350 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Menu
Sleek deli offering high-end ingredients, prepared dishes and topnotch baked goods. More...

King's Road Cafe Café
12/20
8361 Beverly Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Menu
The sidewalk tables are always crowded at this café thanks to hearty breakfasts and good, strong coffee. More...

M Cafe Healthy
Quick Bite
Dining Room at M Cafe, West Hollywood, CA 7119 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Menu
This deli-style café raises the bar on creative healthy cuisine. More...

The Polo Lounge California
14/20
Dining Room at The Polo Lounge, Beverly Hills, CA The Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Menu
The Polo Lounge, a Beverly Hills legend since 1941, serves revisited classic cuisine in an elegant setting. More...

Quality Food & Beverage American
12/20
8030 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

A top-drawer breakfast joint with plenty of Benedict options. More...

République French
13/20
Dining Room at République, Los Angeles, CA 624 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Chef Walter Manzke finally opens his own restaurant: a French bistro. More...

Roscoe's House of Chicken `n' Waffles Southern
12/20
1514 N. Gower St.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Menu
Always-jumping Los Angeles soul food café specializing in a unique combination: chicken and waffles. More...

Toast California
12/20
Dining Room at Toast, Los Angeles, CA 8221 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Menu
A comfortable, neighborhood café great for a pressed sandwich or coffee and cake, Toast offers breakfast all day long and one of the best pastry cases in town. More...

The Waffle Breakfast
12/20
Dining Room at The Waffle, Hollywood, CA 6255 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Menu
The highlight here is --- you guessed it --- waffles, from classic to red velvet to cornmeal jalapeño. More...

SANTA MONICA/MALIBU

Cafe Montana Eclectic
13/20
1534 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Menu
This bustling establishment offers a menu of reliable dishes such as crab cakes with triple citrus-Chardonnay reduction and pumpkin ravioli. More...

Farmshop American
14/20
Dining Room at Farmshop, Santa Monica, CA Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th St., Ste. 25
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Menu
The setting may be rustic, but expect Brentwood-appropriate prices for the high-quality pastries and American fare. More...

The Firehouse American
12/20
Dining Room at The Firehouse, Venice, CA 213 Rose Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
Menu
This former fire station is a local favorite for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Venice. More...

Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery Café
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery, Santa Monica, CA 1014 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Menu
This offshoot of Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen features handcrafted breads and pastries, along with breakfast and lunch items. More...

Maison Giraud French
15/20
Dining Room at Maison Giraud, Pacific Palisades, CA 1032 Swarthmore Ave.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Menu | Photo | Video
Chef Alain Giraud turns out French dishes with a California flair at his restaurant and bakery. More...

Milo & Olive California
13/20
Dining Room at Milo & Olive, Santa Monica, CA 2723 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Menu | Video
Artisan-style pizzas and baked goods, along with farmers market-inspired fare, from Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan. More...

Pacific Dining Car Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Pacific Dining Car, Santa Monica, CA 2700 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Menu
With the rich looks of an old-fashioned dining car, this favorite offers USDA Prime beef with all the trimmings, plus crab cakes, Caesar salad and lobster. More...

DOWNTOWN/SILVER LAKE

Alcove Café
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Alcove, Los Angeles, CA 1929 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Menu
A cozy little café-gourmet shop with great nooks and crannies in which to enjoy a good cappuccino, salad or panini, inside or out. More...

CaCao Mexicatessen Mexican
Quick Bite
Dining Room at CaCao Mexicatessen, Los Angeles, CA 1576 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Menu
A delightful Mexican deli with an extensive menu featuring exotic ingredients like huitlacoche (a corn fungus). More...

Eggslut Breakfast
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Eggslut, Los Angeles, CA Grand Central Market
317 Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Gourmet egg sandwiches are served at this former food truck's permanent spot within Grand Central Market. More...

Figaro Bistrot French
12/20
1802 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Menu
If only the fare was as authentic as the décor at this charming bistro. More...

Fred 62 Coffee Shop
12/20
1850 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Menu
This hip version of the classic American coffee shop, open 24/7, offers twists on all the traditional favorites, and is plenty of fun. More...

Home American
13/20
Dining Room at Home, Los Angeles, CA 2500 Riverside Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Menu
Solid breakfasts all day and an endless list of all-American comfort foods draw big crowds. More...

Little Dom's Italian
13/20
2128 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Menu
Italian cuisine from the owners of Dominick's. More...

Local Breakfast
12/20
2943 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Menu
Breakfast is king at this popular Silver Lake sidewalk café. More...

Nickel Diner Diner
13/20
524 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Menu
A hipster haunt with upscale diner eats. More...

The Original Pantry Cafe Coffee Shop
Quick Bite
877 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Menu
Former mayor Richard Riordan is the proud owner of this downtown landmark. More...

Pacific Dining Car Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Pacific Dining Car, Los Angeles, CA 1310 W. Sixth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Menu
This charming and nostalgic downtown restaurant, around since 1921, is open 24-hours --- but don’t expect diner prices. More...

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Hugo's Healthy
13/20
12851 Riverside Dr.
Studio City, CA 91607
Menu
A variety of organic products factor into lunch dishes such as salads and pastas, and dinnertime fare like rib-eye and grilled sea bass. More...

Jinky's Cafe Eclectic
12/20
14120 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Menu
A beloved neighborhood joint, Jinky's is popular for its big breakfasts and massive salads. More...

Mediterraneo Mediterranean
13/20
Dining Room at Mediterraneo, Westlake Village, CA Westlake Village Inn
32037 Agoura Rd.
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Menu
Even though you are in L.A.'s suburbia, a visit to this Westlake Village Inn restaurant takes you away for a satisfying Mediterranean experience. More...

Patys Diner
12/20
Dining Room at Patys, Toluca Lake, CA 10001 Riverside Dr.
Toluca Lake, CA 91602

A longtime local favorite diner serving breakfast all day. More...

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY/PASADENA

Cafe Verde California
13/20
961 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Menu
Blink and you'll miss this well-kept secret serving good food all day in a cozy dining room. More...

Green Street Restaurant American
13/20
Dining Room at Green Street Restaurant, Pasadena, CA 146 Shoppers Ln.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Menu
This popular local breakfast destination offers salads and burgers come lunchtime and California cuisine for dinner. More...

Marston's American
12/20
151 E. Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Menu
Charming cottage with an airy patio and satisfying American comfort food. More...

The Peach Cafe American
13/20
141 E. Colorado Blvd.
Monrovia, CA 91016
Menu
Southern-tinged café that produces unique breakfast items, pastries and coffee drinks. More...

Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n' Waffles Southern
Quick Bite
830 N. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91104
Menu
What seems like a crazy combination works, especially since both the chicken and waffles are top-drawer. More...

Twohey's Restaurant American
12/20
Dining Room at Twohey 1224 N. Atlantic Blvd.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Menu
Classic American diner with generations of followers and a huge menu. More...

SOUTH BAY

BALEENkitchen American
13/20
Dining Room at BALEENkitchen, Redondo Beach, CA The Portofino Hotel & Marina
260 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Menu
Dine at this location right next to the Pacific Ocean. More...

J. Nichols New American
13/20
Marina Marketplace
4375 Glencoe Ave., Ste. D2
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Breakfast, lunch and dinner served in an upscale environment in a neighborhood devoid of similar options. More...

Ocean View Cafe Mediterranean
12/20
Dining Room at Ocean View Cafe, Manhattan Beach, CA 229 13th St.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Menu
Charming Mediterranean café with views of the Pacific, tucked away from the crowds in Manhattan Beach. More...

Uncle Bill's Pancake House American
12/20
Dining Room at Uncle Bill 1305 Highland Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Menu
The South Bay's most celebrated breakfast hangout has spent decades perfecting pancakes and omelets. More...

INLAND EMPIRE

 

Mission Inn Restaurant Mediterranean
13/20
Dining Room at Mission Inn Restaurant, Riverside, CA The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501

Located at the historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, this restaurant offers seating in a lovely, architecturally grand courtyard. More...

Walter's Afghan
12/20
310 N. Yale Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711
Menu
A smattering of American, Afghan, Mediterranean and Italian dishes combine on this eclectic menu. More...

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